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The Many Faces of Gary Oldman

Today is the birthday of celebrated actor Gary Oldman, whom you have almost certainly seen. Perhaps you didn’t realize that he portrays both persecuted wizard Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films, and as the long-suffering but upstanding Commissioner Jim Gordon in the most recent Batman films. And perhaps you didn’t know that actor Gary Oldman, 53, has also portrayed a Florida mental patient, a cutthroat scif weapons tycoon, a vampire, and Sid Vicious, but it’s all true.

So,  here’s to Gary Oldman! A hundred faces, a hundred voices, but all the same incredibly versatile actor.

1. Oldman as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films

2. Oldman as Drexl Spivey in True Romance

3. Oldman as Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter

4. Oldman as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy

5. Oldman as Coxy the Skinhead in Meantime

6. Oldman as Emmet Foley in Chatahoochee

7. Oldman as Buford Hill in Nobody’s Baby

8. Oldman as Rolfe, a midget, in Tip Toes

9. Oldman as Jim Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s Batman films

10. Oldman as Norman Stansfield in Léon

11. Oldman as Mason Verger, horribly disfigured pedophile, in Hannibal

12. Oldman as Ludwig van Beethoven in Immortal Beloved

13. Oldman as Count Dracula in Bram Stoker’s Dracula

14. Oldman as Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg in The Fifth Element

(partly inspired by this Reddit thread and partly inspired by the general awesomeness of Gary Oldman)

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